The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun"
Originally aired November 1, 1954.
Based on the novel "The Valley of Fear," Holmes and Watson are called to Sussex to investigate the murder of Squire John Douglas. The local inspector thinks he has it all figured out, but Holmes discovers the crime is more complicated than it looks.
This was a good show by the standards of mid-1950s syndicated shows, and it still holds up today. The cast do a very good job, and the production values are quite decent.
November 15, 2010 Subject:
Another Excellent Sherlock Holmes Case
This television series maintains high standards in presenting cases with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Very entertaining and well worth watching.
February 26, 2009 Subject:
Classic TV - A must for Holmes Fans
this site introduced me to Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and I shall be for ever grateful. After watching the eight episodes available here, I treated myself to all 37 episodes made on a DVD collection!!
The TV series was never shown in the UK until a few years ago when a satellite channel called Bonanza continually repeated 8 episodes on a daily basis before going bust, They have recently reappeared as the Young@heart channel, repeating the same 8 episodes.
Howard is excellent as Holmes and his Dr Watson is almost as funny as Nigel Bruce was with Basil Rathbone. Archie Duncan (Little John from the 50s British Robin Hood TV series) plays a brilliant, if somewhat grumpy, Inspector Lestrade. The story lines are a little stilted and very dated but all in all, these shows are television history at its best.
Written by Henry Sandox
Produced and Directed by Sheldon Reynolds
Ronald Howard ............. Sherlock Holmes
Howard Marion-Crawford .... Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
Russell Waters ............ Inspector MacLeod (as Russel Waters)
Maurice Teynac ............ John Morelle
Frank Dexter .............. Sergeant
unknown ................... boy (uncredited)